Saturday, June 29, 2013
Waffle Iron Day
When: Always June 29th
Waffle Iron Day celebrates this great kitchen gadget that makes tasty waffles. Waffles are cooked between two metal plates. A waffle iron is powered by electricity to heat the plates and create, light waffles ready for you to top with syrup, and/or your favorite fruits.
Waffles are not just for breakfast. They are good for lunch or dinner, too.
The origin of the waffle: The waffle dates back to the 1300's in Greece. Greeks cooked flat cakes between two metal pans. At the time, they topped it with cheeses and herbs. Pancake syrup wasn't around back then.
You do know how to celebrate this day.......don't you!? If you don't have a waffle iron, today is a good day to go out and buy one. If you are too busy to make waffles yourself, buy some frozen in your grocery store, or order them out at a restaurant.
The Origin of Waffle Iron Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History June 29
The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground. (1613)
Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil. (1644)
First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey (1776)
Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California. (1776)
Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario. (1786)
Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec. (1864)
Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population. (1889)
The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii. (1927)
First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller. (1927)
The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened. (1928)
The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (1950)
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System. (1956)
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. (1972)
Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time. (1995)
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law. (2006)
Apple Inc. releases their first mobile phone, the iPhone. (2007)
A derecho, (a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a land-based, fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms.), strikes the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power. (2012)